Holland Park Hawks are thrilled to announce the signing of our new position of Junior Technical Director, Ally Reid!
Alongside this role, Ally has also been appointed to be the Girls SAS Technical Director, our newest Girls Skills Acquisition Squads Development Program here at Hawks. These roles will entail Ally overseeing our boys and girls ALDI MiniRoos and Junior Programs (U3-U11), as well as the girls selected to be part of the U9-U12 Girls SAS teams.
Ally will provide a central point of contact for our Junior Program and will provide support and coaching to all our parent coaches, young coaches and SAS coaches. Ally will attend all junior training sessions at Whites Hill College and will attend Saturday morning games to ensure that all junior team coaches are given the tools to provide the best coaching they can to their teams. Ally will also offer parent coaching sessions at intervals in the season.
Ally will also act as our junior ‘scout’ throughout the season allowing us to identify both talented and struggling players/coaches so that we can assist them through to elite/development programs or support them with additional training.
This offseason, Ally has been working to complete qualifications to become a Coach Educator with Football Queensland, accrediting her to deliver Grassroots and Skills Training community coaching courses. This pathway has given her the opportunity to work with and deliver coaching courses for the Brisbane Roar Youth Girls NTC team and also members and athletes from the Logan Special Olympics. Having a coach educator at our club is something we are excited to benefit from.
Ally will be finalising her Senior C Licence this 2019 pre-season with visions of completing her B licence in the near future. Ally has grown up playing and refereeing football and with being a qualified high school teacher in the areas of HPE, Math and IT, Ally will not only bring experience and knowledge in playing and coaching football to these positions at our club, but also a wealth of experience in educating and working with children and teenagers of all ages.
Ally is looking forward to the challenge that these two new roles will bring and is excited to work with the club on a much larger scale to help build the game, develop both players and coaches as well as help maintain the values and community aspect of our wonderful club.
Welcome Ally, we look forward to a fantastic season ahead.